Jason Worilds is a linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers. In four seasons playing with the Steelers he has recorded 18 sacks.
Worilds was born on March 3, 1988 in Rahway, New Jersey. He attended Carteret High School where he played fullback and as a defensive lineman. He became the first player in school history to receive All-State honors in consecutive years. Rivals.com had Worilds as the seventh best defensive end in the country.
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The beginning of Worilds collegiate career was hampered by injuries. He had a medical redshirt year in 2006 by choosing to have season-ending shoulder surgery. In the following year he played through a high-ankle sprain. In his final two years he racked up tackles on the defensive line. His junior year was his most productive when he recorded eight sacks and 18.5 tackles for a loss.
The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Worilds in the second round of the 2010 draft. Every year since entering the league he has increased his sacks total. The departure of previous starting linebackers has given Worilds the opportunity to become a solid starter for the Steelers in 2014. He’s expected to continue where he left off in the 2013 season when he recorded eight sacks and 43 tackles; starting in 11 games. He’ll also be expected to be a leader amongst the youth in the Steelers’ locker room.
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